SEABA Meeting: April 25, 2017

Date & Time: 
April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Luthern Church of the Foothills
2016 NABA Annual Meeting, Mission, TX
Karen Nickey and Sharon Overstreet, SEABA Members

The National Butterfly Center (NABA's headquarters in Mission TX,) hosted the Texas Butterfly Festival October 29th through November 1, 2016, prime butterfly season in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), where the river winds its way toward the Laguna Madre at the Gulf of Mexico.  This unique region encompasses no fewer than 11 different types of habitat, from tidal wetlands to riparian forest, brushland scrub  to prairie savanna, and is home to more than 1,200 different species of plants, 500 species of birds, 200 vertebrate species, roughly 300 species of butterflies, and over 90 species of dragonflies!

Please join some of your fellow SEABA members who experienced the festival, visited private gardens and many 'hot spot' sites;  Karen Nickey, a past president of SEABA, as well as a former Sabino Canyon Butterfly Count compiler, will narrate the presentation and share experiences and photos of the butterflies, flora and fauna enjoyed throughout the festival.